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Articles about "NYC Restaurants"

  • Michelin Guide for NYC 2014 Mapped By Tim Sheehan | March 26, 2014

    When travelers and locals alike want to dine at the best restaurants a city has to offer, they turn to the Michelin Guide. Earning a coveted Michelin Star is akin to an actor winning an Academy Award. In New York City, where cuisine is king, a star from Michelin can have a drastic effect on the success of a Restaurant.

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  • Finding Hidden Gems in NYC: There’s an App for That By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 25, 2014

    With the busy lifestyles that many of us New Yorkers have considered to be a normal part of our lives, we have a tendency to find a routine to stick to. Many of us go from point A to point B in the morning, just to turn around and go from point B right back to point A. We know which restaurants, bars, and barbers are within close proximity to our homes or our offices, but how often do we venture beyond the “norm,” and try something new?

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  • NYC New Restaurant Roundup By Peter Black | December 13, 2013

      Burger and Lobster - Flatiron London based mini-chain Burger and Lobster is coming to New York. These relatively upscale, chic restaurants only have three items on their menu: $20 burgers (somewhat ridiculous), $20 lobster rolls (reasonable), and $20 whole grilled lobsters (very reasonable). All three look delicious.  

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  • NYC Restaurant Grading: F? By Peter Black | November 21, 2013

    New York City’s restaurant grading system is under attack. Implemented by Michael Bloomberg in 2010, the program is one of the soon-to-be former mayor’s many health initiatives. Although the grades are certainly more reasonable than Bloomberg’s infamous Big Gulp proposal, the system continues to irk many restaurant owners. 

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  • 'America’s Diner' Not Welcome at 150 Nassau Street By Aby Thomas | June 11, 2013

    Denny’s may call itself “America’s Diner,” but residents of 150 Nassau Street in the Financial District are not too keen on having a franchise of the fast food restaurant chain open up in their hallowed premises. According to a recent report in The Real Deal, the condominium board of the building has filed a $10 million lawsuit to block the restaurant from operating on the site’s commercial space. According to them, Denny’s presence in the building would attract an unsavory crowd to this residential locality, and therefore disrupt “the dignity and storied character” of this elite address. The Babaev Group, the owners of the commercial space at 150 Nassau Street, have cried foul at the lawsuit, and have vowed to “have a Denny’s in the building one day.” However, they have a hard fight ahead of them—the Department of Buildings had rejected the construction plans for the restaurant once before, and so they will be required to submit paperwork again to show their adherence to building codes and zoning regulations. Given that 150 Nassau Street is a landmarked building, Denny’s would have to jump through a number of loops to get the DoB’s approval. Built in 1895, 150 Nassau Street was most recently in the news for its fantastic penthouse called the Skyhouse, which had caused quite a buzz for its stunning architectural design. Designed by architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, the 6,600-square-foot apartment had an 80-foot long stainless steel tube running through the space as its most striking feature. If one considers this home to be an indication of the upscale nature of this address, it’s easier to understand why the condo board at 150 Nassau Street would be so opposed to having a Denny’s in their building.

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  • Tavern On the Green Gets New Owner; Opens Fall 2013 By Aby Thomas | August 21, 2012

    There were a lot of tears when Tavern on the Green, the restaurant located within Central Park, shut shop in 2009 after its owners filed for bankruptcy. Tavern was one of New York City’s most cherished landmarks, with the restaurant having being referenced in movies, music, theater and television. As a result, it was no surprise to see a considerable crowd hoping to take over the reins of the restaurant when the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a site visit in February. New Yorkers waited with bated breath to find out who would be bringing back a restaurant that has provided dining in the city’s most famous park for 75 years.

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  • New Tavern on the Green Begins Taking in Offers By Gabrielle Hughes | April 02, 2012

    Bidders are preparing to take on the newly renovated Tavern on the Green, as two restaurateurs submitted offers to the New York City Parks Department for a stripped-down version of the restaurant last Friday. Once a go-to destination for fine dining and special occasions, Tavern on the Green is being transformed into a less formal, moderately priced restaurant for the Upper West Side neighborhood.

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  • Tracing Cocktail Origins Back to New York City By Gabrielle Hughes | March 30, 2012

    Going out for drinks is a fundamental component of Manhattan social life, but many bar patrons cast aside the history of what they’re sipping on while they are out on the town. The origins of numerous cocktails can be traced to back to the city itself, and many bar staples were created within the various neighborhoods of New York.

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  • Preservationists Stall Construction of Upper West Side Wine Bar By Gabrielle Hughes | February 22, 2012

    Since 2010, lifelong Upper West Sider Greg Hunt has been on a mission to open a wine bar within his home neighborhood. However, his venture has become a drawn-out struggle, as wealthy residents put an end to the restaurant's initial plans, and now preservationists have delayed the project's completion even further.

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  • Harlem's Restaurant Scene On the Rise By Daniel Muhlenberg | December 13, 2011

    If you want to find some of the best dining in Manhattan, look no further than Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Central Harlem. In the past 3 years, over a dozen new restaurants have opened between 110th and 125th Street in Central Harlem, including Red Rooster, 5 & Diamond, and Bier International. This wave of new restaurants is challenging the perception that Harlem is a ‘fringe’ area in the restaurant world. In a way, this was inevitable; opening a restaurant in Harlem is a cheap, safe investment for restaurateurs competing a volatile, crowded Manhattan restaurant scene. Consequently, Harlem has drawn in many restaurateurs who previously wouldn’t have thought about opening up shop in the area.

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